MTV Films/Paramount's "Save the Last Dance" sashayed to a record $24 million weekend box office, breaking the previous mark for the four-day Martin Luther King holiday frame over only three days…
Little more than three years ago, few people knew who Cate Blanchett was outside of Australia, where her award-winning work with the Sydney Theatre Co. (Caryl Churchill's "Top Girls," David Mamet's…
For someone who appeared in four films this year, Helen Hunt started the year off slowly. In fact, it wasn't until October that her first movie was released, the comedy "Dr. T and the Women." She…
Three films in 2000 put Joaquin Phoenix on the awards radar. First out of the gate was "Gladiator," Ridley Scott's Roman epic in which Phoenix stars, alongside Russell Crowe and Connie Nielsen, as…
Although known primarily for studio fare, Laura Linney has very strong roots in theater, having appeared on Broadway in "Hedda Gabler," "The Seagull" and "Six Degrees of Separation."
Playing a slightly ditzy waitress from Kansas whose presence at the murder of her husband spins her off on a deluded quest for the love of a Hollywood soap opera star, the title role in Neil LaBute's…
Believing in a high-tech, computer graphic-generated ancient Rome may sound like a difficult job for any actor, but Connie Nielsen says "Gladiator" director Ridley Scott made it easy.
Russell Crowe cuts a swath, so to speak, in "Gladiator" in a role that calls for someone who looks at ease settling scores the old-fashioned way.
To become the Marquis de Sade, the infamous late 18th-century French writer, Geoffrey Rush researched the time, the place and the man, even consulting with a psychologist about Sade's doozy of a…
Ellen Burstyn had just completed weeks of work playing an emotionally fragile woman in the throes of addiction when she was asked to play another emotionally fragile woman in the throes of addiction.
"I don't want to know anything when I read a script," Kevin Spacey. "That way when I read it, and if I like it, I can just think, 'Wow, this is a beautiful story. I would love to play a part in it."